Constance Julia Novak

March 27, 1932 - May 4, 2023

03/27/1932 - 05/04/2023

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Funeral Service
Wednesday May 17, 2023
12:00 pm
Church of the Ascension Catholic Church
4853 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-495-1886 | Directions
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Mass of the Resurrection

Constance (Connie) J. Novak, 91, formerly of Perryopolis, PA, died peacefully in Virginia Beach, VA, on May 4, 2023. Connie was a devoted disciple of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, godmother, and friend. Connie was born in Connellsville, PA, on March 27, 1932, to Julia (Watchko) and John Duboy of Leisenring, PA. She was a graduate of Dunbar Township High School (1949) and Mercy School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA (1953).
Connie was a nurse for 58 years, working at Highlands Hospital (formerly Connellsville State Hospital) until she retired in 2009. She was known as the “angel in white” because she wore her white nursing uniform throughout her entire career (scrubs were not for her!) She cared for thousands of patients and families and held a special place in her heart for each of them. She continued to care for others after she retired by volunteering at the Perryopolis Senior Center and delivering Meals on Wheels.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Perryopolis, PA, and Church of the Ascension, Virginia Beach, VA. She also was a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary Council 12117 in Virginia Beach. She was predeceased by her husband, Franklin Robert (Bob) Novak, her sister, Evelyn Liberatore, and brother Robert Duboy. She is survived by her daughter Diana Novak-Blakeburn, son-in-law Roy Blakeburn, son Gregory Novak, daughter-in-law Renae Novak, and grandchildren Julia and Adam Blakeburn and Breanne and Michael Novak, sister Mary Ann Novak and brother-in-law Harry Novak, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Church of the Ascension, 5853 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 12:00 PM. A graveside service and burial will be held in Perryopolis, PA, on May 22, 2023. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to The Sunday Mass at

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Kelly Baker
9 months ago

Dear Diane, Greg, and families,

Your mom bought her home on Randolph Street in Perryopolis from my parents, Arlen and Joyce Taylor. She and my mom exchanged Christmas cards for years. My parents always enjoyed hearing about you and your families. You have my sympathy at this sad time. I know your mom will be greatly missed.

Kelly Taylor Baker
Yorktown, VA

Julie Bressette
9 months ago

Diane, Roy and Julia,
I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, please know you are in my prayers and thoughts. What a wonderful person she was and it was a joy to have known her.
God Bless, Don and Julie Bressette

Barbara and Jim Byrd
9 months ago

We will miss you so very much Connie. Going to the church fish fries and spaghetti dinners just won’t be the same without sitting and talking with you! Of course can’t forget playing bingo at Rainbows too. Mostly we will miss your gentle nature, your beautiful smile and your friendly kindness to everyone. We will always have fond memories of you! We will Love you always! Rest in Peace! Prayers of comfort for the Novak family!